Wisconsin couples know that divorce brings in its wake not only emotional turbulence, but also financial upheavals. As soon as the divorcing spouses file the divorce papers, the court will ask for information related to their financial, economic and personal situations. They will need to reveal their assets and related financial information, including property, income and debt. This exchange is known as the "discovery" process.
This exchange of information between the court, individuals and their attorneys is the starting point of property division. The court also will make decisions about alimony and child support, in the event tha thte parties do not agree. This discovery process can also take place through informal exchanges of information by the divorcing couples and their attorneys.